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Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer Treatment – Review Article by Nature

 Modulight Corp., a leader in innovative laser solutions, is proud to announce a significant contribution to the field of cancer treatment through the publication of a comprehensive review on Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) in Nature Reviews Bioengineering. This review article, co-authored by Modulight’s CTO Dr. Petteri Uusimaa, alongside several other leading experts, highlights the transformative potential of PDT in cancer treatment, priming, and imaging. The review article, titled “Engineering Photodynamics for Treatment, Priming, and Imaging”, explores the advanced applications of PDT, a photochemistry-based treatment approach that Continue reading →

Hyperspectral imaging for flow cytometry

Published in: SPIE BIOS 2024 Authors: Anna Filipchuk, Robert Perttilä, Ana Colucci, Petteri Uusimaa  Published in: SPIE BIOS 2024 Authors: Anna Filipchuk, Robert Perttilä, Ana Colucci, Petteri Uusimaa Flow cytometry is a widely used analysis technique in biomedical sciences. It has found extensive utilization in both clinical diagnostics and cutting-edge biological research. As the method has been gaining greater recognition, its underlying technologies have undergone rapid development to further expand its range of applications. A notable trend is the introduction of imaging modalities to flow cytometry to expand the information content of the analyzed sample.   Read the article Continue reading →

Fluorescence imaging & endoscopy for tumor visualization and diagnostics

Several fluorescent agents have been approved for fluorescence based diagnosis & intraoperative imaging: Dye generic name Countries Excitation Detection Indications Indocyanine Green (ICG) Worldwide 800 nm Near-infrared (820 nm) Multiple uses: lymphatic mapping, tissue perfusion, visualization of biliary ducts and blood veins, retinal angiography Fluorescein Worldwide 490 nm Green fluorescence (525 nm) Fluorescein angiography or angioscopy (ophthalmology) Methylene Blue Worldwide 665 nm 688 nm Endoscopic polypectomy, chromoendoscopy, lymphatic drainage 5-ALA Hydrochloride (converted to Pp-IX) Worldwide 400 – 410 nm Red fluorescence (620 – 710 nm) Continue reading →Introduction to fluorescence imaging Fluorescence is a phenomenon where substance that has absorbed certain wavelength of light emits it back at another wavelength. These substances are called fluorophores or fluorescent dyes. The emitted light has a longer wavelength than the absorbed one since some energy of the photon is lost in the process. The difference in wavelengths between absorbed and emitted light, called Stokes shift, allows very low background for fluorescence detection by separating it from the excitation light. The process of fluorescence generation is Continue reading →

Multimodal imaging microscope for tissue engineering applications

  Motivation for the study Tissue engineering is an evolving field of medicine that aims to grow new viable tissue for repairing or regenerating damaged tissues in the body. These tissue constructs are typically made by placing cells in support matrices that have proper growth-inducing factors. However, visualizing the development and composition of these tissue constructs is challenging with currently available optical imaging methods: they are either not capable of producing 3D images at sufficient depth or lack the bright-field imaging functionality. To answer this Continue reading →Customer case Research by: Computational biophysics and imaging research group at Tampere University. Research topics include development of bioimaging, analysis and biophysics based in-silico tools for new personalized treatments and diagnostics. Modulight products: ML6600 (488, 561, and 638 nm) Laser use: Light source for in-house built multimodal 3D imaging microscope used for imaging tissue engineering processes and products.   Professor Jari Hyttinen     Link to the study:   Toni Montonen, Doctoral Researcher     Motivation for the study Tissue engineering is an evolving field of Continue reading →

ML7710 for fluorescence imaging: Detection of colorectal polyps in humans using c-Met targeted fluorescent peptide

Motivation for the study Polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the colon or rectum, affecting around 1 in 4 people over the age of 50. Certain types of polyps may eventually become cancerous, and colon cancer prevention relies on colonoscopy using white light to detect and remove the polyps. However, small and flat polyps are difficult to detect and frequently missed with this technique. More precise methods to detect polyps before they progress to colorectal cancer are urgently needed. GE Healthcare’s patented EMI-137 Continue reading →Customer Case Research by: GE Healthcare is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals, R&D collaborations with Leiden University MC for early detection of colorectal tumors. Modulight products: ML7710 series clinical laser system (635 nm, 3 W) Laser use: Clinical single-wavelength laser device used for exciting novel fluorescence probe used to detect colorectal polyps. Link to the study: Dr. James Hardwick, Professor of gastroenterology & hepatology Research topics: Professor Hardwick’s research has contributed to many key improvements in the detection and treatment of colorectal Continue reading →

High-resolution optoacoustic imaging of tissue responses to vascular-targeted therapies

Published in: Nature Biomedical Engineering Authors: Katja Haedicke, Lilach Agemy, Murad Omar, Andrei Berezhnoi, Sheryl Roberts, Camila Longo-Machado, Magdalena Skubal, Karan Nagar, Hsiao-Ting Hsu, Kwanghee Kim, Thomas Reiner, Jonathan Coleman, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Avigdor Scherz, Jan Grimm    Published in: Nature Biomedical Engineering Authors: Katja Haedicke, Lilach Agemy, Murad Omar, Andrei Berezhnoi, Sheryl Roberts, Camila Longo-Machado, Magdalena Skubal, Karan Nagar, Hsiao-Ting Hsu, Kwanghee Kim, Thomas Reiner, Jonathan Coleman, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Avigdor Scherz, Jan Grimm   Raster-scanning optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM) was used to monitor vascular responses to vascular-targeted PDT (VTP) with Tookad & ML7710 in mice with subcutaneous xenografts, showing immediate occlusion of tumor vessels, followed by collapse of the entire vasculature. Dual-wavelength RSOM distinguishes hemoglobin from oxyhemoglobin and provides improved spatial resolution that Continue reading →